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6 reasons to get your ‘Crack of Dawn’ tickets to The Great Estate 2018

After an incredible debut year, The Great Estate is back in 2018 with even more weird and wonderful happenings.

The Great Estate will return to the prestigious grounds of Scorrier House on Friday 1st – Saturday 3rd June for three days of weird and wonderful happenings.

Crack of Dawn tickets have officially been released, so here are 6 reasons to get your ticket to this most rambunctious garden fete.

1. The music

The line-up for 2018 is yet to be announced, but expect epic headliners, raucous bands, get-up-and-dance tunes as well as chill out vibes and acoustic sets. This year saw headline acts from alt rock heroes Echo and the Bunnymen, legendary funk and soul connoisseur Craig Charles and Electric Swing Circus, a 6-piece fusion of saucy 20’s swing and stomping electro beats.

Craig Charles at The Great Estate photo Lewis Harrison Pinder

Photo: Lewis Harrison Pinder

Musical highlights for us included London-based Tankus the Henge, whose five wheeled rock’n’roll, Gypsy jazz and ragtime inspired sound combined with wild showmanship had us singing along and wanting more! Dr Meaker brought dirt and soul to a packed out main stage, and the Cornish music scene was represented by the likes of William the Conqueror, The Aggie Boys, Daisy Clarke and Kezia.

2. The unexpected…

Where else could you find a candle-lit supper club, a Secret Gin Garden, prosecco sold from a pram by Suffragettes, a tattoo parlour and a cut-throat barbers all in one place?!

In between the magnificent musical acts were circus performances, comedy and burlesque from the multi-talented Tallulah Blue. Swamp Circus and Penzance-based The Roustabouts joined forces for a show-stopping big top performance with aerial routines, acrobatics, fire breathing (and fire limbo dancing!) which had the whole big top in awe.

If this isn’t enough for you there were also hot air balloon rides, camel racing, and a hidden party in the woods…

Camel Racing at The Great Estate festival Lewis Harrison Pinder

Photo: Lewis Harrison Pinder

3. The Woodland Silent Disco

We love a silent disco, and we love it even more when it’s hidden in a woodland wonderland! After being blown away by the bands this was where Newquay Silent Disco kept the party going until the small hours.

The Great Estate silent disco Lewis Harrison Pinder

Photo: Lewis Harrison Pinder

4. The Playground

Little ones had a whole area dedicated to fun, messiness, play and laughter. From magic shows and storytelling to making dreamcatchers and bug hotels, there was plenty to keep kids busy.

The Great Estate bubbles Lewis Harrison Pinder

Photo: Lewis Harrison Pinder

5. The chance to chill out

The Sanctuary tent offered free talks and workshops to keep us feeling super chilled over the weekend. From Laughter Yoga to chakra cleansing and sound bath healing, there was something for everyone to look after body and mind.

There was even a Wild Eco Spa for anyone who fancied a soak – think wood fired hot tubs, a wood fired sauna yurt, hot and cold showers and a cosy Bedouin chill out lounge where you could relax and unwind. This is a festival experience we can get on board with.

The Great Estate hot tub photo Darren Platt

Photo: Darren Platt

6. The Food

From pizza fresh from the oven to pulled venison burgers and vegetarian curry, there were plenty of seriously tasty food options at The Great Estate. A post-headliner churro was the late night snack of choice. Each evening the Wild Wine Club set up their fabulous supper clubs for a candle lit meal paired perfectly with three wines.

The Great Estate Wild Wine Club Lewis Harrison Pinder

Photo: Lewis Harrison Pinder

With a string of exciting surprises in the pipeline for 2018, The Great Estate will host a medley of national and international musicians, unforgettable comedians, head-turning performers and inspirational speakers.
Crack of Dawn Weekend Camping Tickets are currently on sale priced at £55.00 (plus £4.50 booking fee). For further information and to purchase tickets please visit

Imogen Weatherly

Imogen can usually be found in a village community cinema, exploring Cornwall’s great outdoors, at foodie events, or watching live theatre. When she’s not getting stuck into all the lovely cultural stuff in Cornwall, you can find her on the beach.